Friday, September 14, 2012

Honey Truffles for a Sweet New Year

Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, starts Sunday night. Apples dipped in honey are a traditional food for this holiday, but what about Chocolate and Honey? Honey Truffles are a pretty sweet way to start the New year.

I had some great honey truffles at BeeKind in Sebastopol (Sonoma County) last weekend. Honey does change the flavor of a 'traditional' truffle. See photo below.

Want to make Chocolate Honey Truffles yourself? Follow the easy recipe below. You can always add other 'flavors' including liqueurs, coconut, nuts, etc. These Chocolate Honey Truffles will also change their taste depending on the type of honey you use, as well as the brand of chocolate and amount of cacoa. Here's what I used the last time I made these.

Chocolate Honey Truffles

4 ounces 70% Guittard dark chocolate, chopped
1 teaspoon Sonoma County Spring Wildflower Honey
1/3 cup of heavy whipping cream
Some unsweetened Dark cocoa powder
A pinch of salt

1. Melt the chopped dark chocolate with whipping cream in top of a double-boiler or a saucepan on top of saucepan of simmering water.
2. Continue to whisk mixture until chocolate is fully blended with cream.
3. Continue stirring as you add honey and salt.
4. Either transfer the chocolate mixture to a bowl or put pot you're using in the refrigerator for a few hours (or the freezer for a shorter time if you're in a hurry). Be sure and cover with aluminum foil.
5. Take out when chocolate hardens but is still soft enough to shape into balls.
6. Have shallow bowl or plate ready with the cocoa.
7. Using melon baller, shape chocolate into small balls.
8. Drop chocolate balls into powder and roll around until well coated.

Now make them again with a different type of honey and a different type of chocolate!


Heidi Rand said...

Oh way to go Janet! I know just the baker to slip this recipe to. Thanks!

Janet Rudolph said...

I bet you do.. and I expect to see some here :-)

Anonymous said...

Yum...honey truffles!